Monday, April 8, 2013

It's a Spring Thing - Exploring Cricut

Happy Monday everyone!!  It is challenge day over at Exploring Cricut.  We have a great challenge for you today! We are creating projects with at LEAST 1 button, 2 cricut cuts and 3 patterned papers or cardstock colors.  Here is what I came up with:

I made a fun shape card.  The base of the card is the flower pot and it's shadow.  It is from Walk in My Garden.  I took the shadow, duplicated and welded it on my Gypsy Girl to create the card.  I then layered the pot on top of the shadow.  I just put glue around the edges so the flower layer could slide in and out.  

I cut a rectangle out of George and Basic Shapes to put all my daisies on.  The daisies are also from Walk in my Garden.  I inked the edges of my pot and flowers with some Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The button is from Walmart and the twine is from Doodle Bug Designs.  The amazing sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring".  You can buy your own set HERE.

Be sure to swing by Exploring Cricut and play along with us, you could win a great prize!  I can't wait to see what you find on your cartridges to inspire us.  Don't forget that there are new projects to inspire you every day on the blog, created by our amazing and talented Design Team.  I always love seeing what they create.

A challenge or two:
Avenue 613 - spring fever
Scrappy Frogs - think spring
The Corrosive Challenge - spring fling
Broken Box Stock - think spring
Brown Sugar - spring
All Sorts - spring has sprung
My Sheri Crafts - spring has sprung
Craftin Desert Diva - button linky party
Make it Monday - anything goes
The Paper Girls - april showers or may flowers

A la prochaine...


Kathy:) said...

Michelle, This is so pretty. I love daisies. What else makes you thing of spring but flowers.
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Kathy U:)

Nana said...

Too cute Michelle.

Have a creative day.
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Diane said...

I love this card so much Michelle!!!
Thanks for always being a great part of our DT at Exploring Cricut.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love it!!!

Donna and Sara said...

Nothing says spring more than daisies! These are so bright and cheerful. Great job.

Tara Bruening said...

This is so pretty. I love it.

Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Button” Linky Party.
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Diana said...

Too cute! I love those flowers! Now I think I may need to scrapflift this! ;)

Annette said...

O this is lovely!

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Mary Ann said...

SUper cute card!!!

UnikByYes said...

I love shaped cards and this one is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing Michelle!
Have a lovely day!

Sharon said...

This is awesome Michelle!!! I so love how you made the flower pot as the card base. I'm going to have to try that one. And those flowers are so very pretty!! So love your card. :)

Scrapping Girl said...

What a cool card-love the way the flowers slide out of the pot!!!! I would love getting this one in the mail and I'm sure it will be a hit with the recipient and make them smile!

Alexander said...

Your card look gorgeous!!!
Good luck to the challenge!

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Rene said...

My favorite flower! This is just wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
Rene :D

Ann said...

Your daisies caught my eye on MIM. This is such a beautiful card!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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Qie said...

gorgeous card and super cute. thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Robin Carroll said...

beautiful card!!!

Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at


Jo Ann said...

This is such a cute, fun project using your Cricut. It's been a while since I used mine. You reminded me to get back to it again...LOL Thanks for joining us in our Neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!


Scrapaddict said...

Such a nice design, thanks for joining Brown Sugar Spring Challenge!

Susan White said...

Very pretty card love the design!!

Helene Siermans said...

This is beautiful. Love the flowers they look great. The sentiment is very nice as well.

Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck!


Chana said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!

Nana said...

What I said earlier. Thanks for linking up with Craft It up & Link It Up

Have a great day.
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Donna said...

Cute card and design, saw it on MIM and had to see it close up!

Design Originals by KC said...

Michelle... I love this card... it is sooo fun! Thanks for sharing it and inspiring me when I really needed it! Have a happy spring! Kathi

Marge said...

LOVE your flower pot full of daisies -- nothing says spring like flowers! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts biweekly challenge!!!

My Creative Therapy said...

I love this and the creative way the card slides into the pot! My poor Cricut has been collecting dust :( But thanks for the inspiration I think I'll fire it up this weekend! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

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Jenn Bedient said...

What a great card! Love the shape and how it slides. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a great day!

- Jenn DT

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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Erica Bass said...

So pretty! Love that idea. Thanks for participating at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog!

Regan said...

Fantastic flower pot card! Love the daisies! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!